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EU to launch Galileo satellites

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 19:00

The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced that its Galileo satellites are scheduled to be launched Friday.

Europe`s Rosetta spacecraft makes rendezvous with comet 67P

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 19:25

European Space Agency`s spacecraft Rosetta on Wednesday made history in space as it caught up with a comet on its journey around the sun.

Three NASA science instruments aboard NASA`s comet probe begin sending data

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 10:37

Three NASA science instruments aboard the European Space Agency`s (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft, which is set to become the first to orbit a comet and land a probe on its nucleus, are beginning observations and sending science data back to Earth.

ESA satellite to remove space junk

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 14:51

A new European mission aims to rendezvous a satellite with the hazardous space debris to render it harmless by netting it like fish.

Russia rebuffs US on extending life of space station

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 21:57

Russia has no intention of prolonging the use of the International Space Station after 2020, as the US is proposing, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin said here Tuesday.

Soon, `touchy-feely` joystick to remotely control robots from space

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 10:38

A new system inside the European Space Agency`s next ship heading to the International Space Station is going to remotely control robots from space with particular emphasis placed on haptic feedback.

Three quarters of universe made up of mysterious dark energy, say cosmologists

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 15:35

Cosmologists believe that some three quarters of the universe are made up of a mysterious dark energy which would explain its accelerated expansion.

Space debris can make future space missions impossible

Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 15:35

There may soon be so much debris in orbit around the Earth that future space missions could become impossible, scientists have warned.

Fast-moving pulsar firing record-breaking jet spotted

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 16:02

NASA`s Chandra X-ray Observatory has spotted a fast-moving pulsar escaping from a supernova remnant while spewing out a record-breaking jet of high-energy particles.

Four new galaxy clusters discovered

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 17:14

Scientists have discovered four new galaxy clusters, each potentially containing thousands of individual galaxies, some 10 billion light years from Earth.

Dramatic thinning of Arctic lake ice cuts winter season short by 24 days

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 12:17

Researchers have revealed that Arctic lakes have been freezing up later in the year and thawing earlier, which is creating a winter ice season about 24 days shorter than was in 1950.

Rosetta spacecraft wakes up after 31-month hiatus

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 19:25

Rosetta, the comet-chasing space probe launched by the European Space Agency a decade ago, has woken up from a 31-month long hibernation.